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University world rankings

Lund University is consistently ranked as one of the best universities in the world.

Lund University is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world in the QS ranking. It is also highly placed in the Times Higher Education (THE), U.S. News and Shanghai rankings:

The University is ranked: 

  • 85th place in the QS Rankings 2024
  • 112th place in the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2022–2023
  • 106th place in the THE World University Rankings 2024
  • Place 151–200 in Shanghai Ranking's Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2023

See the ranking websites for more information on each ranking:

Lund University is the highest-ranked comprehensive university in Sweden in the QS rankings, the U.S. News rankings, and the THE rankings.

The University is also ranked in a number of broad and specific subject areas, by different ranking organisations:

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023

Broad subject areas

  • arts and humanities (138)
  • engineering and technology (129)
  • life sciences and medicine (89)
  • natural sciences (104)
  • social sciences and management (111)

Top 50, specific subject areas

  • development studies (28)
  • environmental sciences (36)
  • geography (25)

Top 100, specific subject areas

  • agriculture and forestry (70)
  • anatomy and physiology (51–100)
  • architecture and built environment (51–100)
  • biological sciences (77)
  • chemistry (94)
  • communication and media studies (51–100)
  • earth and marine sciences (51–100)
  • engineering – electrical and electronic (88)
  • geology (51–100)
  • geophysics (51–100)
  • history (51–100)
  • medicine (87)
  • nursing (51–100)
  • politics (51–100)
  • sociology (88)
  • theology, divinity and religious studies (51–100)

Top 200, specific subject areas

  • anthropology (101–150)
  • archaeology (101–150)
  • business and management studies (148)
  • economics and econometrics (151-200)
  • engineering – civil and structural (101–150)
  • engineering – mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing (117)
  • English language and literature (151–200)
  • hospitality and leisure management (101–150)
  • law and legal studies (101–150)
  • linguistics (101–150)
  • pharmacy and pharmacology (151–200)
  • physics and astronomy (119)
  • psychology (151–200)
  • social policy and administration (101–130)
  • statistics and operational research (101–150)

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023

Separate ranking for business Master's

QS also has a separate ranking for business Master's – the QS Business Masters Rankings – where Lund University is ranked in the categories 'marketing' and 'finance'. 

  • marketing (50)
  • finance (54)

QS Master's in Marketing Ranking 2023 (separate ranking)

QS Master's in Finance Ranking 2023 (separate ranking)*

*The Master's in Finance is also ranked among the top 50 by the Financial Times. See below.

THE World University Rankings by Subject 2023

Top 100

  • arts and humanities (83)
  • business and economics (86)
  • clinical and health (99)
  • law (50)
  • life sciences (83)
  • physical sciences (96)
  • social sciences (60)

Top 200

  • engineering (151–175)

THE World University Rankings by Subject 2023

Financial Times rankings – finance and management

The Master's programmes in Finance and International Strategic Management offered by the Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM) are ranked among the top 50 and top 100 by the Financial Times, in two separate rankings: 

  • finance (39)
  • management (44)

Financial Times Masters in Finance pre-experience 2022

Financial Times Masters in Management 2023

Finally, the University is ranked for sustainability, internationalisation, reputation and employability:

Lund University is ranked 12th place in the QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2023 (first edition).

See the ranking website for more information:

QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2023

Lund University is ranked 61st place in the THE Most International Universities in the World Rankings 2023.

See the ranking website for more information:

THE Most International Universities in the World Rankings 2023

Lund University is ranked place 91–100 in the THE World Reputation Rankings 2022.

See the ranking website for more information:

THE World Reputation Rankings 2022

Lund University is ranked place 121–130 in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022.

See the ranking websites for more information:

QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022

Related information

About the University

According to national application statistics, Lund University is consistently the most popular choice in Sweden for international degree students.

Application statistics – (in Swedish)

About Lund and Sweden

The city of Lund was voted the best student city in Sweden in 2022 by Studentum. In the same year, it was also named one of two global winners of the WWF's One Planet City Challenge, after competing with 280 cities worldwide.

In addition, Lund was found to be the best performing middle-sized city in Europe in the European Commission's 2019 Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor. 

In the same year, Forbes named Sweden the most reputable country in the world. 

Sweden is also among the top 10 countries in the world when it comes to providing higher education. In 2020, Sweden was ranked the 5th best country for providing higher education by U21, and in 2022 it was ranked the 8th best by U.S. News. 

When it comes to innovation, Sweden is the top performer in the European Commission's European Innovation Scoreboard 2022.

In the same year, the country was also ranked among the top 10 countries in the world for speaking English as a second language. 

Learn more on the websites below: